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Friday, September 23, 2022

BC Law School Launches Binding Early Decision Admissions Program After Notre Dame Ditched Theirs Due To Equity And Diversity Concerns

Following up on my previous post, Notre Dame Ditches Binding Early Admissions. Will Other Top 30 Law Schools Follow?:  BC Law Magazine, Early Decision Added to Admission Options:

BC Law Logo (2018)Boston College Law School has launched a new Early Decision admissions program to provide an expedited review, with special consideration that BC Law is the applicant’s first choice. ...

Early Decision is different from Early Action. The latter is a means for prospective students to apply for and receive a determination of admission in advance of a school’s regular response date, according to the National Association for College Admission Counseling. No strings are attached.

Early Decision, on the other hand, is binding. At BC Law that means submitting an application by November 1, receiving a decision by December 15, and, if selected, securing the agreement to attend BC Law with a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 by December 20. Unlike in Early Action, these applicants may not apply to any other law school’s binding decision program. It does mean, however, that all applicants who are not admitted through the program will be released from the Law School’s Early Decision commitments, and some may still be forwarded by the Law School into its regular decision process.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2022/09/bc-law-school-launches-binding-early-decision-admissions-program-after-notre-dame-ditched-theirs.html

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